The Wisdom of Laotse / translated, edited and with an introdution and notes by Lin Yutang.

; Lin, Yutang, 1895-1976, translator and editor ; Zhuangzi
New York, New York : Modern Library, 1948 .

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Standard Title Dao de jing. English
Other Authors Zhuangzi.
Lin, Yutang, 1895-1976,
Subjects Taoism.
Series Modern library of the world's best books ; 262.
Description xx, 326 pages ; 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1948
©1948
Notes Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse.
Summary Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse.
Contents Pronunciation of Chinese names -- Introduction -- Prolegomena by Chuangtse -- Book Of Tao: (Chapter headings indicate the text of Laotse; sections headings indicate selections from Chuangtse)-- Book 1: Character Of Tao: -- On the absolute Tao -- Rise of relative opposites -- Action without deeds -- Character of Tao: -- Nature -- Spirit of the valley -- Book 2: Lessons Of Tao: -- Living for others -- Water -- Danger of overweening success -- Embracing the one -- Utility of not-being -- Senses -- Praise and blame -- Book 3: Imitation Of Tao: -- Prehistoric origins -- Wise ones of old -- Knowing the eternal law -- Rulers -- Decline of Tao -- Realize the simple self -- World and I -- Manifestations of Tao -- Futility of contention -- Identification with Tao -- Dregs and tumors of virtue -- Four eternal models -- Book 4: Source Of Power: -- Heaviness and lightness -- On stealing the light -- Keeping to the female -- Warning against interference -- Warning against the use of force -- Weapons of evil -- Tao is like the sea -- Knowing oneself -- -- Great Tao flows everywhere -- Peace of Tao -- Rhythm of life -- World peace -- Degeneration -- Unity through complements -- Principle of reversion -- Book 5: Conduct Of Life: -- Qualities of the Taoist -- Violent man -- Softest substance -- Be content -- Calm quietude -- Racing horses -- Pursuit of knowledge -- Conquering the world by inaction -- People's hearts -- Preserving of life -- Mystic virtue -- Stealing the absolute -- Brigandage -- Individual and the state -- Character of the child -- Beyond honor and disgrace -- Book 6: Theory Of Government: -- Art of government -- Lazy government -- Be sparing -- Ruling a big country -- Big and small countries -- Good man's treasure -- Difficult and easy -- Beginning and end -- Grand harmony -- Lords of the ravines -- Three treasures -- Virtue of not-contending -- Camouflage -- They know me not -- Sick-mindedness -- On punishment (1) -- On punishment (2) -- On punishment (3) -- On punishment (4) -- Book 7: Aphorisms: -- Hard and soft -- Bending the bow -- Nothing weaker than water -- Peace settlements -- Small utopia -- Way of heaven -- Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius -- Conversion table of chapters in Chuangtse.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)192335
(OCoLC)ocm00192335
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